Farm-to-school /färm/to͞o,tə/sko͞ol/ a program encouraging schools to buy and feature locally produced, farm-fresh foods on their menus. It strengthens local farms and fishery economies and promotes healthy communities. Activities enhance classroom education through hands-on learning related to food, health, agriculture and nutrition. Our CFI program extends farm-to-school activities through curriculum, professional development trainings and farm tours. Check out our Educator Training for more information.
School garden /sko͞ol//gärd(ə)n/ an innovative teaching tool and strategy that lets educators incorporate hand-on activities in a diversity of interdisciplinary, standards-based lessons. It is a soil-based, hydroponic or aquaponic living laboratory where students gain an understanding of ecosystems, an appreciation for food origins and nutrition, and knowledge of plant and animal life cycles. Let our CFI team assist in planning for your next school garden! Live in the Northeast? Check out our limited-time opportunity for raised garden beds! Have a school garden but need maintenance and support? Contact us, we are experienced in supporting soil-based, hydroponic and aquaponic classroom systems across the Northeast!